DENVER (AP) – Geoff Blum homered and Wade Miley tossed seven
strong innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado
Rockies 10-7 on Monday.
Justin Upton also went deep and Paul Goldschmidt had three RBIs
for Arizona, which has won three in a row and 12 of 13. Blum had
three hits and three RBIs.
The Diamondbacks began the day with a seven-game lead over San
Francisco in the National League West after taking two of three
from the Giants over the weekend.
Dexter Fowler homered from both sides of the plate, and Mark
Ellis and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) also connected for

Rockies recall right-hander Greg Reynolds, left-hander J.C.
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies recalled right-hander Greg
Reynolds and left-hander J.C. Romero from Triple A Colorado Springs
on Monday.
This is the fifth call-up this season for Reynolds. He is 3-0
with a 6.46 ERA, eight walks and 12 strikeouts in seven
appearances, three of them starts. Reynolds is 6-7 with a 6.81 in
19 starts with Colorado Springs.
Reynolds was 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in four games with Colorado in
August. Romero began the season with Philadelphia before spending
time in the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees
The Rockies signed him after the Yankees released him Aug. 14.

Demaryius Thomas returns from torn Achilles tendon
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos second-year wide receiver
Demaryius Thomas is participating in his first practice since
tearing an Achilles tendon during offseason workouts in Atlanta in
Thomas was expected to start the season on the physically unable
to perform list and rejoin the team in October. But he showed
enough progress in individual workouts during the preseason for the
Broncos to put him on their 53-man roster now.
Thomas had a rough rookie year after leaving Georgia Tech
following his junior season. He broke his left foot in predraft
workouts, but was still the first receiver selected in the draft.
He reinjured his foot in training camp, was knocked out of one
game with a concussion and was sidelined for the final five weeks
of the season with a sprained ankle.

(Stations, please note: The following item is from Sunday.)

Broncos sign cornerback Jonathan Wilhite
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos boosted their
secondary Sunday by signing free agent cornerback Jonathan Wilhite,
who was cut by the New England Patriots last week.
To make room for the fourth year nickelback, the Broncos waived
safety Darcel McBath.
Wilhite played in 39 games for the Patriots, including nine
starts in 2009. He was waived in New England’s first cut to 80
The Broncos also signed eight players to their practice squad
that they had waived on Saturday, including quarterback Adam Weber
and safety Kyle McCarthy.

NEW YORK (AP) – Winning the biggest game of college football’s
opening weekend boosted LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top
No. 1 Oklahoma held on to the top spot in the first
regular-season rankings, while the Tigers used their 40-27 victory
against Oregon to jump rival Alabama, which slipped to No. 3.
Boise State moved up a notch to No. 4 after its impressive 35-21
win against Georgia. Florida State moved up to No. 5.
Oregon dropped nine spots to No. 13 and defending national
champion Auburn, which started the season at No. 23, fell out of
the Top 25 after needing a late rally to beat Utah State at home.
Notre Dame also dropped out.
Moving into the rankings were No. 20 Baylor, No. 22 South
Florida, No. 23 Penn State and No. 24 Texas.